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  • The World Is Flat 3.0by Thomas L. Friedman; Oliver Wyman

    Picador 2007; US$ 17.99

    This Independence Day edition of  The World is Flat 3.0  includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back , by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011. A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller   "One mark of a great book... more...

  • You Are Hereby Hiawatha Bray

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    The story of the rise of modern navigation technology, from radio location to GPS—and the consequent decline of privacy What does it mean to never get lost? You Are Here examines the rise of our technologically aided era of navigational omniscience—or how we came to know exactly where we are at all times. In a sweeping history of the development... more...

  • The House That Race Builtby Wahneema Lubiano

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    In these essays, brought together by the scholar Wahneema Lubiano, some of today's most respected intellectuals share their ideas on race, power, gender, and society.  The authors, including Cornel West, Angela Y. Davis, and Toni Morrison, argue that we have reached a crisis of democracy represented by an ominous shift toward a renewed white nationalism... more...

  • The Geography of the World Economy 5th Editionby Paul Knox; John Agnew; Linda McCarthy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    The Geography of the World Economy provides an in-depth and stimulating introduction to the 'globalization' of the world economy. The book offers a consideration of local, regional, national and global economic development over the long historical term. The theory and practice of economic and political geography provide a basis for understanding... more...

  • The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 28.99

    A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around... more...

  • A New Green History Of The Worldby Clive Ponting

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.46

    Like Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel , Clive Ponting's book studies the relationship between the environment and human history. It examines world civilisations from Sumeria to ancient Egypt, from Easter Island to the Roman Empire and it argues that human beings have repeatedly built societies that have grown and prospered by exploiting the... more...

  • Keys to the Cityby Michael Storper

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    Why do some cities grow economically while others decline? Why do some show sustained economic performance while others cycle up and down? In Keys to the City , Michael Storper, one of the world's leading economic geographers, looks at why we should consider economic development issues within a regional context--at the level of the city-region--and... more...

  • Last Harvestby Witold Rybczynski

    Scribner 2007; US$ 15.00

    In Last Harvest , the award-winning author of Home and A Clearing in the Distance tells the compelling story of New Daleville, a brand-new residential subdivision in rural Pennsylvania. When Witold Rybczynski first heard about New Daleville, it was only a developer's idea, attached to ninety acres of cornfield an hour and a half west of Philadelphia.... more...

  • The Organic Machineby Richard White

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 14.99

    The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. In this pioneering study, White explores the relationship between the natural history of the Columbia River and the human history of the Pacific Northwest for both whites and Native Americans. He concentrates on what... more...

  • Global Perspectives on Gender and Spaceby Ann M. Oberhauser; Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Feminism has re-shaped the way we think about equality, power relations and social change. Recent feminist scholarship has provided new theoretical frameworks, methodologies and empirical analyses of how gender and feminism are situated within the development process. Global Perspectives on Gender and Space: Engaging Feminism and Development draws... more...